04 Jan 2023

Holiday Hoops Thoughts

We saw a ton of high-level holiday hoops over the past two weeks.  There is a lot more to be discussed after observing that many games and players.  Below are just some of our thoughts.

Top Five Ranked Seniors (from Recruiting Services Composite Index or RSCI {rscihoops.com}):

Justin Edwards (#2), 6’7, Philadelphia (PA) Imhotep Charter, Kentucky signee

Isaiah Collier (#3), 6’3, Marietta (GA) Wheeler, Southern Cal signee

Ja’Kobe Walter (#16), 6’5, Branson (MO) Link Academy, Baylor signee

Jared McCain (#18), 6’3, Corona (CA) Centennial, Duke signee

Stephon Castle (#20), 6’6, Conover (GA) Newton, UConn signee


Top Five Ranked Juniors (from 24-7 Sports Composite Rankings):

Tre Johnson (#1), 6’5, Dallas (TX) Lake Highlands

Karter Knox (#5), 6’5, Tampa (FL) Catholic

Elliott Cadeau (#10), 6’1, Branson (MO) Link Academy

Boogie Fland (#11), 6’3, White Plains (NY) Archbishop Stepinac

Ahmad Nowell (#34), 6’3, Philadelphia (PA) Imhotep Charter


Top Five Ranked Sophomores (from 24-7 Sports Composite Rankings)

Cameron Boozer (#1), 6’8, Miami (FL) Christopher Columbus

B.J. Davis-Ray (#13), 6’6, Branson (MO) Link Academy

Aaron Rowe (#14), 6’2, Branson (MO) Link Academy

Saddiq White (#20), 6’7, Charlotte (NC) Myers Park

Cayden Boozer (#24), 6’4, Miami (FL) Christopher Columbus


Top Five Soon-To-Be-Ranked Freshmen (our opinion)

Alex Constanza, 6’8, Fort Lauderdale (FL) Westminster Academy

Caleb Gaskins, 6’8, Melbourne (FL) Holy Trinity Episcopal

Jordon Smith, 6’3, Arlington (VA) Paul VI

Chris Washington, 6’7, The Villages (FL) Charter

Tim Winkle, 6’8, Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy

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